Media Business Insight | The Knowledge – Production Intelligence – Content Researcher
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The Knowledge – Production Intelligence – Content Researcher

MBI Is part of the GlobalData group

Job type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hybrid – mainly from home but with monthly meetings in central London
Reporting to: Content Editor the Knowledge and Senior Sales Manager
Hours: 40 per week
About Media Business Insight

Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) is based in Temple, London and owns a unique portfolio of leading multi-channel subscription-based brands, offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising, film and marketing services.


MBI brands: Broadcast, Screen International, KFTV, The Knowledge, Production intelligence and ALF Insight. MBI has recently been acquired and is now part of Global Data Plc.


Production Intelligence is an online platform providing information on scripted UK film and television productions in development and pre-production for UK based companies to contact to offer their services.



Our values

Courage – We are motivated to make a positive impact for all.

We are confident, determined, and resilient.

We own our actions and can be trusted to do what is right


Curiosity – We are hungry for knowledge and embrace innovation.

We are open-minded and make fact-based decisions.

We are fast, flexible, and welcome change.


Collaboration – We work together to help our customers and colleagues succeed.

We communicate clearly, openly, and simply.

We combine our resources to find opportunities and achieve the best outcome.


Job description

Production Intelligence is seeking a creative and enthusiastic researcher, responsible for building up relationships with production companies, studios and line producers to track upcoming productions for our users. Predominantly the researcher will focus on telephone calls, follow up emails, web research and following industry news sites to update our CMS system. Research also involves digging through email alerts, social media, industry events, trade publications, external news media etc.


This is a role suited to someone who is knowledgeable about and displays a passion for the UK production industry, either through their work background or through extra curricular pursuits. They must also have excellent telephone skills similar to those required in sales and marketing.


The role involves regular contact and relationship-building with well-known established industry figures, so we are looking for somebody who is confident, comfortable with networking and who respects confidentiality. Benefits include travel attendance to some industry events in the UK and the potential to grow within the media industry.


Job duties and responsibilities

Primarily the content researcher will have responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and relevance  of data for new productions.

This includes, among other things:

  • Researching production companies and keeping track of their recent and upcoming work through contacts, email alerts, social media, industry events, trade publications, external news media and other sources
  • Researching USA based projects and companies – which involves regularly calling the USA 6pm-8pm e.g twice a month
  • Ensuring that contact details for production companies and crew fields are populated on each production
  • Continuously tracking productions and where needed updating profiles
  • Developing long-lasting and effective relationships with production companies, producers, line producers and other relevant industry figures
  • Ensuring contact details are kept up to date
  • Promoting the service wherever possible (editorial, events, bulletins)


Other responsibilities
  • Assisting with putting together The Knowledge weekly bulletin and contributing to and compiling the Production Intelligence weekly roundup and contributing and assisting with other editorial tasks as required e.g. proof reading
  • Participating in/taking ownership of special projects as and when required


Person Specification
  • Excellent telephone manner i.e. friendly but tenacious!
  • Experience within the media industry, including sales and marketing, and/or research roles
  • Accuracy in diary keeping and writing summaries of production news stories
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Social media management
  • Strong copy editing
  • Good IT skills


Additional personal requirements
  • Curiosity
  • Resilience and positivity
  • Tenacity
  • Punctuality & reliability
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Sharp eye for detail




Why work for MBI?

Media Business Insight is a great place to develop your career. MBI staff are hugely passionate about their brands and what they do. They are hardworking, effective, and expert professionals who provide trusted and essential services.


Our Commitment to you:
  • Development and training
  • Social Commitments and People Perks


How to apply

Please send your CV and salary expectations to: